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Ecuador extends floods emergency

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Has extended a state of emergency to the entire nation after torrential rains triggered floods and mudslides across the country. Nearly a month of flooding has claimed at least three lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. More than 50,000 people have been affected by the flooding. A state of emergency was declared in nine provinces on 31 January, but the incessant rains have led it to be extended to cover all of the country's 24 provinces.
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